More than 275 runners and walkers laced up their sneakers to support the American Red Cross during the 2014 Run for the Red 5K on Sunday, December 7 in Millburn.
The race, sponsored by Investors Bank, The Alternative Press and the Sneaker Factory, took runners through a USATF-NJ certified course through the South Mountain Reservation before returning to the start/finish line outside the Millburn Public Library.
Congratulations to race winner and top overall male finisher Brad Livingston of Glen Rock, finishing in 18:03.55 and top overall female finisher Jessi Lindhenberger of Montclair with a time of 22:55.34. Michael Postaski of Maplewood and Beau Meredith of West New York took home second and third place top overall male finisher honors, respectively. Diane Naughton of Mendham came in as the second overall female finisher followed closely by Juliette Blevins. Congratulations to all the runners! View the complete 2014 Run for the Red results.
Runners and walkers of all ages, from seasoned veterans of the 5k circuit to newcomers tackled the course. See the runners in action.
“Thanks to the hard work of event co-chairs Barry and Pat O’Brien, our planning committee and sponsors, this year’s race was the largest in the event’s history,” said Christy Hodde, executive director, American Red Cross New Jersey Crossroads Chapter. “They have truly helped make this a fantastic event and we are grateful for their involvement and for all of the runners who ran to help support the Red Cross mission.”
Thank you to our sponsors, partners and providers who made this event possible. Additional sponsors include: Barnabas Health, Overlook Medical Center, Lois Schneider Realty, Ernst & Young, Joe’s Pizzeria and Vittoria Ristorante, NFP P&C Private Client Group, The Mall at Short Hills, Maplecrest Ford Lincoln, Millburn Laser Center, Smythe Volvo, Theatre Arts PT., Fidelity, James J. Eckert, DDS, Pure Insurance, and Subway Salon. Partners and providers include: Mayor Robert Tillotson of Millburn, Millburn Township Committee, Millburn Township Police Department, Millburn Township Department of Public Works, Millburn Free Public Library, Sigrid Scruggs at Theatre Arts PT, Starbucks, Village Supermarkets, Trader Joe's, Goldberg's Famous Deli, The Millburn Short-Hills Chamber of Commerce, Millburn Short-Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad, Boxcar, Coldwell Banker, New Wyoming Cleaners, Meadowbrook Day Camp, and Millburn Courtyard Associates.
Proceeds from the event benefit Red Cross programs and services in the North Jersey Region, including Disaster Services. In November, Red Cross North Jersey Region Disaster Action Team volunteers responded to 38 home fires in the northern half of the state and have helped at least 124 displaced families – more than 400 people – with shelter, food, clothing and emotional support as needed.
You can support Red Cross disaster response and other programs and services by giving something that means something this holiday season. There is something for everyone on your list in the American Red Cross 2014 Holiday Gift Catalog. The catalog offers a variety of symbolic, inspired gifts so that you can honor the special people in your life. By donating to the Holiday Giving Catalog you can feel good knowing that your gift will help people when they need it most.